167: Faith for Everyday Life
There are 168 hours in a week and the typical follower of Jesus spends one hour a week at church. What about the other 167 hours? Well, the New Testament Book of James has been called a handbook on practical Christianity. It’s a book written about the everyday life of a Christ-follower. It deals with faith for everyday life. In this series, we will see how Jesus lived out the principles taught in James and what that means for us.
The wise Christ follower learns to pray genuine prayers on this road trip of life. Some roads are pleasant and some are treacherous. The Psalms is the prayer book of the Bible. Buried within the 150 psalms in this Old Testament section are the full gamut of human emotions and experiences on life’s journey. These prayers rub up against every day, real life. In this series, we will consider 7 of these every day, real life prayers and let them teach us how to pray messy, gritty prayers as we journey through life too.
Asking for a Friend
It’s a New Year, but we’ve got the same old questions. For six weeks, we will seek to address the commonly asked questions about God, faith and life.
The Christmas song says, “There’s no place like home for the holidays.” Throughout the Bible, “home” is a powerful image of our place encounter with God. More than anything this Christmas, we need more encounter with God. This Advent, we will consider how we might come “home” for Christmas. Welcome home!
Come Alive (2020)
Pete Scazzero wrote: “Emotional health and spiritual maturity cannot be separated. It is not possible to be spiritually mature while remaining emotionally immature.” In this series based on his book, “Emotionally Healthy Spirituality,” we will consider how emotional and spiritual wellness is possible and the birthright of every follower of Jesus.
God Still Speaks
Pentecost came 50 days after the resurrection of Jesus. It was not the first time the Holy Spirit shows up in the Bible, but on and after Pentecost, the Holy Spirit who used to speak in and through a few select people, is given to all followers of Jesus. Christ following men and women, young and old alike, are given the privilege of hearing from God. In this series, we will discover together how to hear from the God who still speaks from the Book of Acts.
The pastors and leaders of Grace Church have sensed a calling from God to focus in 2020 around the theme “More.” By “more,” we do not mean more FROM God but more OF God. God’s people who call Grace Church their spiritual home need more of God. Scripture makes promises to us that we can have more of God in worship and prayer, as we live in and protect our unity and as we join Jesus in his mission.
The year 2020 is just around the corner. In this series, we will refocus our sight on what we do as a congregation to stay on mission for Jesus.
Jesus is called “the Prince of Peace” (Isaiah 9:6). He is our “shalom.” Peace is a gift that is first received and then given.
Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God.
Matthew 5:9 (NIV)
Join us for a Pentecost series learning at how the third person of the Trinity, the Holy Spirit, wants to get and keep us awakened from our spiritual slumber.
What's in a Name?
The Old Testament foretold and the New Testament tells of God’s desire to reveal himself to all humankind through the birth, life and ministry of Jesus. In this series, we will seek to look at both Old and New Testament texts that help us know who Jesus really is. It is so easy to know the word of God (the Bible) but not know the God of the word.
Pastor Craig Groeschel says, “Show me your friends, and I’ll show you your future.” Relationships are not just important. They are essential. They make faith real and life meaningful. In this short two-week series, we will consider the importance of living in rich, genuine and life-giving community. Remember, “life is better together.”
Hurricane season is upon us in the Great Sunshine State. Prognosticators tell us to get our homes and businesses ready for the possibility of the gale force winds and driving rain of hurricanes. In this series of three messages, we will discover 12 spiritual disciplines that prepare us for the winds and rains of life. This series of messages is based on Richard Foster’s classic book “Celebration of Discipline.”